There are no recent bookmarks.

Please Note: This event has expired.

Jenny Bloomfield and Marie Van Elder – Conversation

Presented by George Lawson Gallery and First Tuesday ArtWalk at George Lawson Gallery, Mill Valley CA

Jan 07 2020
-
Feb 09 2020
Jenny Bloomfield and Marie Van Elder – Conversation

A comparison of contrasting techniques that yet share a commonality

Preview:
* Tuesday, January 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception for the Artists:
* Thursday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Art Talk with George Lawson: 
* Saturday, January 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

First Tuesday ArtWalk:
* February 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

[Pictured: Grisaille Stump VIII, 2019, oil on canvas, 15 x 15″, Marie Van Elder]

George Lawson Gallery is pleased to present recent paintings by local artists Jenny Bloomfield (originally from London and currently working in West Oakland) and Marie Van Elder (originally from Brussels and currently working in Mill Valley and Sea Ranch).

For this hanging, Bloomfield and Van Elder are set in a conversation that is particularly rewarding for painting wonks like myself.

Bloomfield works in a mode that incorporates subtractive techniques and pouring, etching into prepared under-layments and then inverting her canvases, whereas Van Elder uses alla prima techniques, building up her imagery wet on wet. The two artists’ methodology could be viewed as antithetical, except both rely on culling their results from fresh grounds before the paint has set.

Bloomfield’s subject is an abstracted synthesis of portraiture, architecture and biomorphic structure that engages through teasing associations. Van Elder’s motif, from a series of studies of tree stumps and the wooded environment around her studio on the Northern California coast, verges on symbolic augury.

A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery Thursday, January 9, from 5:30 to 7:30.

Running concurrent with the gallery’s offering is a solo exhibition of Marie Van Elder’s painting and drawing at the San Marco Gallery at Dominican University, running from January 22 through April 7, 2020.

ADMISSION INFO

Free admission

Contact: (415) 531-0348

Email: info@georgelawsongallery.com

    Official Website

Additional time info:

- Preview:  Tuesday, January 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

- Reception for the Artists:  Thursday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

- Art Talk with George Lawson:  Saturday, January 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

- First Tuesday ArtWalk:  February 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours:
Wed–Sat:  11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday:  12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

PHOTOS

  • JENNY BLOOMFIELD, After Light 20 (Sisters, for Margaret), 2019, oil on canvas, 24 x 24"

LOCATION

George Lawson Gallery

18 E Blithedale Ave #12, Mill Valley, CA 94941

PARKING INFO

Street parking

CONNECT WITH George Lawson Gallery

    Email
/
    Website
/

In-Person Events

Follow us on Facebook